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Feds Opening Disaster Center in Fairbanks
The federal government is opening a disaster recovery center in Fairbanks for those affected by spring flooding.
FAIRBANKS- The federal government is opening a disaster recovery center in Fairbanks for those affected by spring flooding.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and U. S. Small Business Administration will operate the center opening Tuesday.
A disaster center is already open in Galena. SBA spokeswoman Cynthia Cowell says the Fairbanks center will help serve people who are farther upriver.
President Barack Obama last month declared a federal disaster for spring flooding in parts of Alaska. The declaration makes funding available for emergency work and repairs.
The declaration covers areas including the Alaska Gateway and Yukon Flats.
An ice jam in May on the Yukon River backed water into Galena. No one was hurt, but an estimated 180 homes were damaged and some were destroyed.